Jay OKs full-time, pay raise

New employee collects on overdue accounts, town hires her FT

The Jay town council voted Monday night to approve hiring part-time billing clerk April Watson as a full-time employee and one pay raise for town maintenance worker Kevin Herrman with discussion of a raise for Operations Manager Eric Seib in the near future.

Water billing clerk Watson has greatly reduced the number of overdue water accounts, with $691 currently outstanding, according to Watson Monday night.

She told the council the decision was made to put 90-day overdue water accounts on a six-month payment plan to give customers a chance to become current and about half of them are already p...